Friday’s #BlueMoon put the whole world in awe! (All Gallery)

Posted on August 1, 2015


by Alex JS, editing by Adam MS

A blue moon rose in the skies for first time in three years on Friday. The event occurs when there are two full moons in one calendar month, roughly every two to three years. This summer it is especially interesting as it’s also a supermoon, when the moon is at its closest approach to Earth, making it appear very big and bright.

Blue MoonThe moon is seen behind a telecommunications tower in Istanbul, Turkey. Photograph: Murad Sezer/Reuters

Blue Moon1Looming over Loosely Row, near Princes Risborough, England. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Blue Moon4The moon rises over people gathered on Glastonbury Tor in Somerset, England. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

BlueMoon2The One Atlantic Center building in Atlanta, Georgia, US. Photograph: Erik S Lesser/EPA

Blue Moon5A plane from Miami crosses the blue moon over Whittier, California, as it heads to Los Angeles airport. Photograph: Nick Ut/AP

Blue Moon6Obscured by clouds, the moon illuminates the Eurotunnel terminal in Folkestone, UK. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/ Getty Images

Blue Moon7The blue moon rises over a statue on the Whitley Bay Dome, UK. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA

Blue Moon8Viewed from the Staten Island ferry, New York. Photograph: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters

Blue Moon9The second full moon for the month of July rises behind the dome of the US Capitol in Washington, DC. Photograph: NASA

Blue Moon10The moon over the Beatles statues on Penny Lane, Liverpool. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA